Almost 70% of the workforce is either disengaged or actively disengaged. That means they either just don’t really care and are putting in time or they are purposefully making things worse for those around them.
That leaves just over 30% who are enthusiastic, engaged and energized by their jobs. Not only do they love what they do, but they also go the extra mile to make a difference in their organization.
Which one are you?
Your experience of engagement is probably mixed
Perhaps a mix of both. Some days you love to be there, but most days you are dragging your butt out of bed and resenting having to the office.
Which group would you place most of your employees in?
Perhaps a mix of both as well. Some days they seem keen on helping out and supporting others. And at other times they appear fixated on making your life hell.
But what if, you could change it? What if you could both increase your engagement at work as well as the level of engagement for those around you?
And truly, it doesn’t take much work. What it takes, is a mindset shift.
To re-engage in your work, you need to decide you will. That means you actively
Don't expect overnight miracles
Yes, everything around will be the same as it’s always been, at least initially. But gradually, your attitude will rub off on those around you. Gradually is the key word. The second key word was your attitude.
Change your attitude my dear
Mindset. Attitude. It’s the same thing.
Your outlook on your job and your view of the people you work with profoundly impacts your experience of work.
Wayne Dyer said,
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at start to change.”
What is your view?
Consider these examples. Do you stop at the first part of the sentence or shift your attitude and add an alternative?
Shifting your experience starts with shifting your attitude
Gallup has identified 4 ways to improved employee engagement. But before you pop over there and read that article, check in to see what your attitude is.
Inspiring enthusiasm starts with you
On last week’s FB Live session I talked about Inspiring Enthusiasm in Yourself and Your Team. We took Gallup’s measurement for engagement and flipped it around. Rather than waiting to see what others will do around you to make your work environment different. What are you doing to make that shift? Watch the live session here and don’t forget to grab your free guide here.
Engagement is an attitude. It’s your attitude or your mindset. If you want to feel more enthused and engaged at work and you desire if for others, it starts with you!
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